PA-ELR Laboratory Registration Form

Directions for completing form:
  1. ONLY Hospital and Reference Laboratories which result tests IN-HOUSE for PADOH Reportable Conditions are eligible for this service.
  2. Non-Hospital/Non-Reference Laboratory entities are NOT eligible and will not be contacted about ELR services, unless:
    • Reporting is for COVID-19 or other high priority public health needs, and
    • The facility is CLIA-waived and conducts testing on in-house devices
  3. Provide all information and answers to the questions. Note: incomplete forms will not be processed.
  4. Questions can be directed to the PA-NEDSS Team email:
Please note that completing this registration form is the first step of the process to gain access to PA-NEDSS and PA-ELR. You will not be automatically granted access to PA-NEDSS and/or PA-ELR by completing this form. Onboarding for Hospital and Reference Laboratories and CLIA-waived entities is at the sole discretion of PADOH.

If there are questions about the Promoting Interoperability Program compliance, contact CMS directly.



Health System Name:
Organization Name:
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
City :State: Zip:
Phone: ex. (999) 999-9999 x999

Federal Employer Identification Number: ex. 99-9999999


Lab Contact Name :
Lab Contact Title :
Lab Contact Phone:ex. (999) 999-9999 x999
Lab Contact Email:


LIT Contact Name :
IT Contact Title :
IT Contact Phone:ex. (999) 999-9999 x999
IT Contact Email:

Which exportable data format(s) can your System generate? (check all that apply)
HL7 v2.3
HL7 v2.3.1
HL7 v2.5.1
Comma Delimited
Other (Please Specify)

Which Standard Code Sets does your system utilize? (check all that apply)
ISO+ (ISO Customary Units)
UCUM (Unified Code for Units of Measure)
Other (Please Specify)

Please indicate in the table below the type of test(s) and estimated volume(s) your organization will report through PA-ELR (at least one is required.)

Type of Tests  Estimated Number of Test Results
Infectious Diseases Per
Lead Per
TB Per
Other Per
If "Other" please specify

Is your organization onboarding to meet Promoting Interoperability Program requirements?
Yes No

If you answered yes you must complete Section 2: Promoting Interoperability Program, otherwise proceed to Section 3.

Section 2: Promoting Interoperability Program

  1. If your facility is onboarding for the purposes of Promoting Interoperability Program (PIP) compliance, this section must be completed.
  2. A separate registration form must be completed for each facility that will attest for PIP compliance.
  3. The expectation of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is that an organization is attesting, once the onboarding process starts the organization commits to working towards ongoing submission. If an organization begins the process and does not follow through to ongoing submission, that organization will be placed back in the onboarding queue and resuming the onboarding process will be prioritized by the DOH.
Registrants will automatically be placed in the PA-ELR On-Boarding Queue. Registrants will be contacted at PADOH's discretion to begin the ELR onboarding process. Registrants have 30 days to comply with the PADOH request to proceed or the registrant will be placed back in the PA-ELR On-Boarding Queue. Failing to respond to PADOH's request to proceed may impact the facility's PIP compliance status.

If there are questions about the Promoting Interoperability Program compliance, contact CMS directly.

Is your organization currently or planning to submit ELR messages through an HIE?
Yes No
If Yes, Regional HIE Name:

Is your organization currently submitting messages through ELR in a non-PIP compliant format?
Yes No

Which PIP Stage is this your organization onboarding for?

Section 3: Technical Requirements

What certified technology will generate the PIP compliant message?


Which operating system does the computer (desktop PC or server) that will be sending ELR data to the PA Department of Health run under?
Windows (Please Specify)

Unix/Linux (Please Specify)

Other (Please Specify)

Which version of Microsoft .NET Framework is installed?

Which web browser is installed?

Is a Proxy Server in use?
Yes No

Is a Static IP assigned to the PC/Server?
(If "Yes", the Static IP address will need to be added to your firewall exceptions list.)

Yes No

Are Firewall rules used to gain access to the internet?
Yes No